In true keeping with its unconscionably horrific vision, Daash has been marching forward with a genocidal effort, specifically targeting Yazidi people whom it believes to be devil worshippers. Yazidis are not Muslim and practice some customs, including pagan ones that are misunderstood and leveraged as hate by Daash.
Our battle is not with the people who do evil deeds; our battle is with the evil that drives the evil deeds. So, if you ever hear the question, "Why?" you can answer with the truth of the gospel of the Lord. The spiritual battle is real, and it's here. Don't ignore it, and don't brush it aside. Fight it with the armor of God!
Sports metaphors will be a mental tool I will use, too, as I fight to reclaim my health and well being. It's who I am. Waking up each morning and staring the clinical cancer talking points in the face, and the grim prospects that scenario presents, is not good for the mind. It immediately puts you on defense and beats you down. Not here not now. I am playing to win.